Must Haves and Key Steps for Successful Capital Fundraising

A well planned funding strategy is crucial for successful fundraising. 


Don’t wait to start planning your organization’s funding strategy. 

Build your business right now with the correct value propositions, plans, and strategies.


During the Face to Face event on August 8th, we have invited Tech Coast Angels' President, chairs, and local investors to discuss the must haves and key steps to raise funds successfully.

AUGUST 8, 2018

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

5141 California Avenue, 2nd floor, Irvine, CA 92697



Cloudvirga - Kyle Kamrooz

Crater - Alex Alpert

OCStartupNow - Deidre Newman

TenantBase - Bennett Washabaugh



Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) - Sherry Hsieh



Tech Coast Angels President - Hicham Semaan

ACE Fund and K5 Ventures — Ray Chan

K5 Ventures – Amir Banifatemi

35+ Tech Coast Angel members including: David Friedman, Thomas Lee, Bart Greenberg, Richard Creager, Phil Gill, Patrick Flynn, Jay Cormier, Howard Mirowitz, Grant Van Cleve, John Harbison, Ken Neeld, Medhat Armanious, Jack Tseng, Quan Nguyen, Girard Miller, Nick Sachdeva, Dmitriy Chebotarev, Hans Imhof, Brian Dowdell, Dipak Shah, and more.

More investors to be announced!


5:00 - 5:30 - Registration and Networking
5:30 - 5:45 - Introducing The New TCA - Hicham Semaan
5:45 - 6:15 - "Secrets of Getting Funding from TCA" - Moderator: David Friedman
  • Panelists: Phil Gill, Patrick Flynn, Jay Cormier, Howard Mirowitz

6:15 - 6:25 -  Key KPI for Fundraising - Edwin Choi

6:25 - 6:35 - Dangers of Safe and Convertible Notes for Investors and entrepreneurs - Bart Greenberg

6:35 - 7:05 - "Must Haves to Secure a Biotech Investment" Moderator: Thomas Lee
  • Panelists: Richard Creager, Quan Nguyen, Jack Tseng, Jay Cormier
7:05 - 7:35 - "Stories of Successful Raise" - Moderator: Deirdre Newman
  • Panelists: Kyle Kamrooz, Alex Alpert, Bennett Washabaugh
Dinner will be proudly served by AsianBox!
7:35 - 8:30 - Round table Breakout Sessions
  • Emerald Cove - Software and Consumer Products
    • David Friedman, Howard Mirowitz, Grant Van Cleve
  • Inspiration Cove - IOT, B2B, AI
    • Dipak Shah, John Harbison
  • Paradise Cove - Biotech
    • Thomas Lee, Quan Nguyen, Richard Creager, Jay Cormier, Jack Tseng
  • The Beach - Legal and General
    • Bart Greenberg, Hans Imhof, Phil Gill, Patrick Flynn

The Portal is proud to host Face to Face and act as OC's one-stop shop for affordable, quality web and mobile development.